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The tournament action was predictably slow on Monday, but Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series unleashed a power-packed lineup of events, keeping the MTT regs busy. The week ahead promises to be a treat for the micro to small-stakes players as well, with PokerBaazi’s Baazi Grinder Series commencing its run yesterday!
The biggest story of Monday was scripted by old-timer Simon Mint, who overcame a 766-strong field in Spartan Poker`s Millionaire Series #7 to collect the ₹10 Lakhs guaranteed to the winner (the site filled in the ₹2.34 Lakhs shortfall). Navin Bohani finished runner-up for ₹4.60 Lakhs.
There seems to be no stopping Young Gun Karan Radia, who shipped Iron Man for ₹2.16 Lakhs. The Sunday Special PKO runner-up finisher Abhishek Chhajer missed out on the top spot yet again, netting ₹1.28 Lakhs in second place. Radia also placed runner-up in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹61,003, adding ₹2.77 Lakhs overall.
Coming out on top in PokerBaazi`s The Big Show was the EndBoss 2020 sixth-place finisher Shubham Mahapatra, who won the title for ₹1.77 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Abhimanyu Mittal (2nd for ₹1.60 Lakhs).
Madhur Kapoor was the last player standing in Spartan Poker`s second Monday marquee, Millionaire Series #8, and won a personal-best ₹1.34 Lakhs.
Mayank Maruka was the biggest winner on PokerStars India as he shipped Battle Royale for his sixth title victory of the year and a ₹1 Lakh payday.
Abhishek Kumar Chaurasia, Juli Kumari, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Abhishek Sonu, and Adwait Pol were the other prominent winners!
Here are the Monday highlights!
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Day 2 of The Millionaire Series 3.0 brought on three more value tourneys for players. The day`s star attraction was undoubtedly the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #7 that promised ₹10 Lakhs to the winner. The ₹4,400 buy-in event logged in 766 entrants, and the top 70 spots got paid. After over eight hours of play, Simon ‘BustedFlush’ Mint claimed victory to land a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) ₹10 Lakhs cash prize, with the site filling in the ₹2.34 Lakhs overlay for the winner’s prize. Navin ‘NAVIN 33’ Bohania placed runner-up for ₹4.60 Lakhs.
Mint is an old-timer with several live scores under his belt both on the domestic and international circuit. He has been missing from action lately but made quite the comeback last night!
Madhur ‘Freebird11’ Kapoor took down the second Monday marquee, the ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #8, for a career-best ₹1.34 Lakhs. The user ’Mahaka1’ placed runner-up for ₹84,302.
Abhishek Kumar ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia rounded out the trio of The Millionaire Series winners as he won the ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#6 for ₹94,002. He placed 20th in Millionaire Series #8 for ₹6,426 to make away with six figures in total winnings.
The clock has started ticking for the ₹10 Lakhs-added The Millionaire Series leaderboard. After two days of action Tanmay ‘tsb2127’ Sanjay Bhalerao (1,419) headlines the standings, with ‘Indianthug’ (1,090 points) and ‘Vakeel.sahab’ (1,064 points) a distant #2 and #3 in the rankings, respectively.
The Millionaire Series Leaderboard Standings After Day 2
|1||Tanmay 'tsb2127' Sanjay Bhalerao||1,419|
|5||Abhishek 'Bittur' Kumar Chaurasia||1,037|
|6||Abhijeet 'ThesupremeOne' Kumar||1,037|
|7||Rohan a.k.a The Millionaire||930|
|8||Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara||865|
|9||Navin 'NAVIN 33' Bohania||841|
‘BULL0666’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,565), ‘Mansoon’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.15 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,988) and Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹17,720) won the other Monday marquees on the site!
The Monday headliner on PokerBaazi, the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, wrangled in 378 entries, making for a guarantee-smashing ₹9.45 Lakhs prize pool. It was 3 AM by the time Shubham ‘Aurangzeb_9’ Mahapatra agreed to chop the title heads-up Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal (2nd for ₹1.60 Lakhs) to win his first flagship title on the site and ₹1.77 Lakhs in prize money.
Shubham Mahapatra`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹22.33 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹14.55 Lakhs
‘ghatak007’ was the other standout winner on the site. The user bested the 328-player field in the ₹1.80 Lakhs GTD Grinders#4 (6-Max) Holdem Boost to collect ₹72,455. Sahil ‘illuminati777’ Babbar came second for ₹50,840.
It`s Week 2 for PokerBaazi`s ‘₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati ₹10 Lakhs GTD’ event that ran five daily qualifiers yesterday! A total of 3,882 total entries got logged through the day. Check out the Monday qualifier’s details below:
> Qualifier 1: Total Entries – 927 | Total Survivors – 18| Chip Leader – ‘Chiragayushi‘ (811,000)
> Qualifier 2: Total Entries – 692 | Total Survivors – 13| Chip Leader -‘polka177pgf‘ (711,000)
> Qualifier 3: Total Entries – 777 | Total Survivors – 15| Chip Leader – ‘Smthlx0911‘ (1,439,000)
> Qualifier 4: Total Entries – 757 | Total Survivors – 14| Chip Leader – ‘Princewar‘ (756,000)
> Qualifier 5: Total Entries – 729 | Total Survivors – 14| Chip Leader – ‘Paglu12‘ (695,000)
Monday marked the onset of a brand-new edition of the Baazi Grinder Series that brings 42 value tourneys with a guaranteed ₹50 Lakhs in cash prizes.
‘vinayy20’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,070), ‘tingting’ (Won Grinders#5 PLO Boost ₹80K GTD for ₹22,690), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,430), ‘swAAmi’ (Won Grinders#6 Turbo ₹60K GTD for ₹12,020), ‘flowermoon’ (Won Grinders#2 ₹50K GTD for ₹9,825), ‘Badluckk’ (Won Grinders#3 6-Max KO ₹50K GTD for ₹9,825) and ‘satyamverma25’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹7,854) won the Monday marquees!
PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale (7-Max) ran for almost seven hours before Mayank ‘riverrshiverr’ Maruka held all the chips in play and won the title for ₹1 Lakh (includes ₹50,076 in bounties). Last night`s Iron Man champion, Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia, came second for ₹61,003 (includes ₹10,957 in bounties).
This was Mayank Maruka’s sixth title win of the year. He also cashed in the Grinders#5 PLO Boost, finishing 24th for ₹1,476, raking in ₹1.01 Lakh overall!
Mayank Maruka’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹38.47 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹7.02 Lakhs
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack registered a 114-entry field, overlaying ₹7,500. It took the mystery user ‘greybear79’ a little over four hours to take down the event for ₹40,544 (includes ₹22,397 in bounties). ‘nagpal72’ finished runner-up for ₹23,664 (includes ₹9,727 in bounties).
‘HarryIsTheHero’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,660), Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹20,115), Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹15,536), ‘prince6234’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹13,048), ‘BoyShadowXs’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,240), and ‘pablo227799’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹9,215) shipped the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.
Adda52`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man brought in 441 entrants to collect a guarantee-crushing ₹8.82 Lakhs prize pool, and 49 places got paid. Young Gun Karan ‘Reg_slayer’ Radia (opted-out from tracking) was the last player standing and won ₹2.16 Lakhs, with this week`s Sunday Special PKO runner-up finisher Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer settling in second place (yet again) for ₹1.28 Lakhs.
Karan Radia was hunting a second title in PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale and placed runner-up for ₹61,003, adding over ₹2.77 Lakhs for the day`s work!
Abhishek Chhajer cashed another three events, collecting ₹1.38 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹59.35 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.83 Lakhs
The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager logged in a 304-entry field, and the top 30 places got a share of the ₹3.04 Lakhs prize pool. ‘lakshayadhikari’ was the last player standing and won ₹77,824, defeating Naveen ‘Naveenbarkhageetu’ Sharma (2nd for ₹46,360) in the heads-up play.
Mohak ‘sparkie’ Kapoor cashed in seven events – making FT finishes in three of them – for a total take-home of ₹52,465.
His top finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Sprint for ₹20,307
> 7th in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹9,120
> 8th in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹4,191
‘small27’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,301), Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹22,680), ‘Firdosh123’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,268), and ‘Kittukunj’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,252) were the other prominent winners!
Note: We will not be carrying the detailed report for our Daily Majors recap today!
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